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Welcome to the High Arctic of Svalbard!

One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you on 78 degrees north.  Read more >>


When the world's northernmost culinary festival "TasteSvalbard" takes place on October 5th-8th, our little town of Longyearbyen will turn into a culinary mecca!  Read more >>

Opening hours guide

Opening hours for cafees, restaurants, museum, galleries and shops etc. in Longyearbyen.  Read more >>

Bicycle rental

The tourist information in Longyearbyen offers free bicycle's for our visitors. Come by our office during opening hours and borrow a bicycle!  Read more >>

Passport / ID control

The regulations concerning entry to and residence in Svalbard are different from the regulations on the Norwegian mainland. Although the Norwegian mainland is part of the Sche  Read more >>

Longyearbyen - where the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Longyearbyen, the administrative home seat in Svalbard, is located on the biggest island called Spitsbergen.  Read more >>

Summer activities

Enjoy the Svalbard summer doing a lot of different activities like hiking, kayaking, dogsledding, fishing, boattrips and cultural activities.  Read more >>

Climate and clothing

Despite Svalbard being so close to the North Pole, the archipelago has a relatively mild climate compared to areas at the same latitude.  Read more >>

Your safety on Svalbard

Svalbard’s nature is astonishingly beautiful – but also very unpredictable and full of surprises.  Read more >>

Polar bear

Polar bears are impressive creatures. They are the world’s largest land carnivores and for many people they have become a symbol of the arctic wilderness.  Read more >>

Winter activities

The options for outdoor activities in Svalbard in the winter, are many. For easier navigation, click the button "Winter activities".  Read more >>